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Saturday's news briefs

Free class set on stormwater management

Hilton Head No. 1 Public Service District will present a free class on reducing and reusing stormwater at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the district's Community Room at 21 Oak Park Drive off Mathews Drive. No reservations are required.

Clemson University Extension agent Laura Lee Rose will lead the class.

Details: Pete Nardi at Hilton Head PSD at 843-681-0525 or

Advocates to discuss Savannah harbor

Conservation advocates will hold a public forum Wednesday to discuss Georgia's plan to deepen the Savannah harbor.

The meeting will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm St., Savannah.

Scheduled speakers include representatives of Savannah Riverkeeper, the Center for a Sustainable Coast, the S.C. Coastal Conservation League, the Southern Environmental Law Center and the Sierra Club.

The event is sponsored by the Center for a Sustainable Coast.

Jasper County to celebrate military

The Jasper County School District will dedicate the performing-arts centers Monday at Ridgeland and Hardeeville schools to Gen. Lloyd W. Newton and the late Gen. Jacob E. Smart during Military Appreciation Day.

The dedication ceremonies will begin at 10 a.m. in the Ridgeland High School gym. A short parade will begin at 9 a.m. and lead to the school.

Bluffton pub crawl tonight benefits cancer centers

Local nonprofit breast cancer charity Carolina Cups will host the third annual Crawl to the Cure from 4 to 9 p.m. today at the Calhoun Street Promenade in old town Bluffton.

Participants will stop in at Corks, Captain Woody's, 9 Promenade, Mi Tierra and Bluffton BBQ. Preregistration for $25 is recommended at Participants also can register at the Promenade.

Proceeds will be donated to the Hollings Cancer Center, Beaufort Memorial Hospital Keyserling Cancer Center, Beaufort Jasper Hampton Comprehensive Health Services, the Mayo Clinic and Northside Hospital.